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Abstract #2821

Chemical Shift Induced Slab Boundary Artifacts Reduction in Multi-Slab SPACE

Guobin Li1, Dominik Paul2

1Siemens Mindit Magnetic Resonance Ltd., Shenzhen, Guang Dong, China, People's Republic of; 2Siemens Healthcare Sector, Erlangen

Slab Boundary Artifacts (SBA) in Multi-Slab SPACE seriously affect the imaging reliability. Chemical shift is a main source of the SBA on high field system. In this work, it is shown that the SBA can be dramatically reduced by shifting the frequency of RF pulses and manipulating the polarity of the slab-selection gradients.